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Secrets of the Louvre: Codes, Secrets and Hidden Messages at the Art Museum provided by Walks

Secrets of the Louvre: Codes, Secrets and Hidden Messages at the Art Museum

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Uncover the mysteries behind the works in the world’s greatest art museum. This small group tour follows a specially-trained guide through the strange history and hidden secrets of some of the world’s best-known artworks. See the Mona Lisa in a new light, learn about sacred geometry, discover the lesser-known parts of the collections, and much more.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
    Arc de triomphe du Carrousel, 75001 Paris, France
    When facing the Arc du Carousel with the Louvre Pyramid behind you, there are two winged female statues in front of the Arch. We meet at the left statue (southern end of square). Your guide will be holding a Walks sign. The Arc du Carousel (a triumphal arch) is located inside the Place du Carousel, standing between the Louvre Pyramid and the Tuileries Gardens
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    Louvre Museum
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    Great art is full of great stories, but some are a little stranger than others. This half day tour takes you deep into the mysteries that surround many of the works of art in the Louvre with an expert guide who specializes in the weird, arcane, and esoteric. You’ll meet them in front of the Louvre with your small group of 15 people, then skip the long entrance lines and head straight into the museum, though not before you learn about the stunning glass pyramid that crowns the entrance and some of the controversy and legends that surround it. Inside the museum, you’ll explore some of the lesser known parts of the collection while also taking in the main highlights. Is the Raft of the Medusa a masterpiece about cannibals? Who really posed for Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous paintings? What is sacred geometry and why were some of the greatest minds in history obsessed with it? This tour is chock full of history and mystery, dark deeds and Da Vinci codes, and even a conspiracy theory or two. Like all of our Louvre tours, you’ll see the highlights of the collection and learn a lifetime of fascinating things about them. The difference on this tour is that you get to dive into some of the more controversial and mysterious theories surrounding the art. It’s a fun and engaging experience for both longtime art lovers and people who don’t usually visit art museums. Sites Visited: Louvre Glass Pyramid The Mona Lisa The Virgin of the Rocks The Coronation of Napoleon The Raft of the Medusa Liberty Leading the People
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    Carrousel du Louvre
    Place des Pyramides
  • You'll end at
    Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
    Arc de triomphe du Carrousel, 75001 Paris, France
    When facing the Arc du Carousel with the Louvre Pyramid behind you, there are two winged female statues in front of the Arch. We meet at the left statue (southern end of square). Your guide will be holding a Walks sign. The Arc du Carousel (a triumphal arch) is located inside the Place du Carousel, standing between the Louvre Pyramid and the Tuileries Gardens
    See address & details
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Departure Point
Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, Arc de triomphe du Carrousel, 75001 Paris, France
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Headsets
  • Expert local tour guides
  • Entry/Admission - Louvre Museum
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Unfortunately guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers are unable to be accommodated on this tour.
  • English Only Tour
  • Please ensure that all members of your party have a valid ID. This is particularly important for guests who qualify for a student or child discount.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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succeed_2 wrote a review Sep 2019
Toronto341 contributions172 helpful votes
We took "The Secrets of the Louvre" tour with Oliver and it was excellent. We had been on a guided tour of the Louvre before, so this time, we wanted something a bit different. We did start the tour by seeing the Mona Lisa (which I did not expect, because it was not promised in
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Secrets of the Louvre: Codes, Secrets and Hidden Messages at the Art Museum
Responded 18 Sep 2019
You can't go to the Louvre without seeing the Mona Lisa! We're glad that you enjoyed your time with Oliver. With so much to see there, it's nice to have a guide who can show you how to get the most out of your visit.
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Samuel D wrote a review May 2019
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We had an amazing Tour with Oliver through the Louvre! Particularly enjoyed all the attention to detail and the interaction with guests.The balance of Humour and Historical storytelling took us on a wonderful 3 hour Journey. We laughed, and were at times moved closed to tears,
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Secrets of the Louvre: Codes, Secrets and Hidden Messages at the Art Museum
Responded 18 Sep 2019
We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Louvre with us! Nothing enhances the experience of discovery like a skilled guide who can pique your interest and get you invested. We look forward to doing many more tours with you!
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Liars & Thieves
Liars & Thieves. This company has stolen our money. Will not refund under the terms & conditions that this was purc
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Cherry Ann L
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VERY FRUSTRATING!
Please do not book with Take Walks. The cancellation policy below states that you will get a full refund if you can
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sheg5
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Highly recommended full day tour of Paris!!!
Wow this is definitely a must when in paris. All the highlights, skip the lines all in one day. Even though we were
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vickinguyen
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Did not receive refund
I had tickets for Friday March 20th and they also got cancelled and I have not received a refund. They haven't emai
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Darlawalker
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Worth the money
Our guide, Krysta, was amazing. We booked tickets for 4. My husband and myself along with our sons, 18 and 20. They
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Paris in a day walking tour
Just wanted to say what a great day myself and my family had with Josephine our tour guide walking around Paris. Jo
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732tanvim
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Amazing to be part of Team Adam!
We were here in Paris for our honeymoon in March 2020 and we happened to book a walking tour with Adam for Paris in
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jessed452
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Louvre closing time tour.
As you know the louvre closed prior to our tour. Thus you had to cancel our tour. When can we expect a refund Th
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464rebeccaz
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A lovely day out!
A great experience & a really nice way to explore Paris. It's a long day but Carolina is very knowledgeable and mad
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EBoyd829
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Carolina was incredible!
We did not feel the magic of Paris when we arrived but having Carolina as a guide unlocked the beauty of the city.
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jwro5
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Wonderful Experience
Thank you to Lily who led a highly informative and fun tour. The Special Access was well worth it - conversation s
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DRamos61
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Kaitlyn was Amazing
We had a great time exploring the catacombs with Kaitlyn. She was funny, informative, SUPER all around. Would defin
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Jim G
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Great Tour!
We were only in Paris for three days and we were so glad we did this tour! It hit all of the highlights that we wan
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Paris in a day
Adam was an AMAZING guide! He was so knowledgeable and went at a great pace for everyone in our group to keep up. T
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easy sign up with great directions to meet the guide
the experience was stress free the guide staff showed up on time and the meeting instructions were perfect. Our tou
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